Training and Programming

We intentionally provide trainings, bring in speakers, and look for opportunities to sponsor conferences, events, or activities that encourage, promote, and encourage equity mindedness, inclusive excellence and belongingness. Examples include:

  • Periodic offerings of the excellent trainings and workshops offered through OASIS, the Women’s and LGBTQA+’s Centers, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (e.g., Ouch! The Stereotypes that Hurt).
  • Discussion groups about books, such as Dolly Chugh’s The Person You Mean to Be and Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass.
  • Screening of the films Picture a Scientist and Hearts of Glass with follow on panel discussion and facilitated discussion groups.
  • Navigating Differences training offered through Nebraska Extensions’ Reaching One, Reaching All interest group.
  • Co-sponsoring We Are Nebraska, an improvisational group on campus that increases awareness of the diversity that exists among UNL students.
  • Co-sponsoring the university’s institutional partnership with the Associate for Women In Science (AWIS).
  • Support of a grassroots effort, called Women Supporting Women, to create a network of support and mentoring for women faculty members in IANR.
  • Reestablishment and vitalization of a chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)